10 Date Ideas in Edinburgh
The capital city of Scotland and the heart of its culture, Edinburgh is the picture-perfect backdrop to your romance. With a bustling city contrasting against the rolling hills and ancient castle, this is a city boasting everything you could desire. Share it with that special someone with our date ideas below.
1. Edinburgh Castle
The number one tourist site in Scotland is the Edinburgh Castle, the fortress is a great place to take your date. There are guided tours available or audio tours if you prefer. The tours will teach you about the stunning and historic architecture and the history that is laced within the building. You’ll learn so much about the castle which means you’ll have plenty to talk about!
2. Arthurs Seat
Said to be named after the infamous King Arthur, this peak of the group of hills forming Holyrood Park is 822 feet high. With panoramic views over the entire city on offer, get up at the crack of dawn and hike with your date to the very top – just in time to watch the sun rise. If you’re not much of a morning person, we’re sure that the sunset is equally as romantic!
3. Brew Lab
If you love your coffee you must check out Brew Lab, serving up a range of origin filter and expresso coffees. The standard is high in this place which is why it’s loved by locals and tourists alike. Grab yourself a cup to go with the delicious artisan food and sit down to get to know your date in the cool and calm environment! The perfect lunch date!
4. Scott Monument
The city has so much to see, so why not wrap up and take a walk around? The Scott Monument is particularly breath taking and it will impress both you and your lucky date. The gothic monument is the largest monument to a writer in the world! The foundations were laid in 1840 and the views when you climb the 287 steps will give you a romantic sight of this stunning city.
5. Scottish National Portrait Gallery
The red sandstone building is a work of art itself and an integral part of the city. The gallery holds classics such as portraits of Robert Burns and the Queen of Scotts, the gallery also stays current by having ever changing exhibitions and works so you’ll always find something new and of interest! Taking your date to a gallery will always be a great idea as you’ll both learn new things and have so much to see it’s guaranteed you’ll have plenty to talk about, so long gone are those awkward moments you’ve be dreading!
This cocktail bar prides themselves on quality drinks that you’ll enjoy all evening. Mixing top quality liquor with fresh ingredients you’ll find classics on the menu in addition to tasty and new concoctions that will leave you wanting more! The staff are all friendly and happy to get creative in the name of mixology! The interesting decor and soulful music will be a fun place to spend your evening.
7. The Stand
Laughing feels great and laughing with your date will bond you together instantly so add some chuckle into your day by attending The Stand Comedy Club. The touring comedians that have taken to the stage is nothing less of impressive. Weekend shows sell out quick so get prepared and book in advance to avoid disappointment.
8. Castle Terrace
This Michelin Star restaurant sits under the Edinburgh castle and is a must if you’re wanting to wine and dine your date with true style. The modern british dishes are mixed with french flair and the stunning interior and tentative service will certainly tick all your boxes.
9. Cafe St. Honore
With a menu that changes daily and a team of extremely dedicated and passionate chefs, you’ll always be in for a treat upon arriving at Cafe St. Honore. The restaurant is hidden down a cobbled street off Princess Street and you’ll soon discover the charm, elegance and mouth watering food will make for a perfect date.
10. Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
If you fancy something a little different and extremely memorable, you should take your date to the Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. Full with tricks, illusions, puzzles and hand on experiences that will certainly break the ice on your date. The ‘Mirror Maze’ will be a hilarious way to start the date, followed by the ‘Magic Gallery’ and be amazed by the ‘Light Fantastic’ which is dedicated to the art of holography. Such a fun and unusual date will score you a lot of brownie points!
Want to meet singles in Edinburgh?
If you still need a partner, we can help! There’s a number of good online websites for Edinburgh Dating – just sign-up for free on WeLoveDates and then you can start meeting local singles and get planning for your first date!